Measurement of technical efficiency of public hospitals in Kenya:Using data envelopment analysis

Kirigia, Joses M., Emrouznejad, Ali and Sambo, Luis G. (2013). Measurement of technical efficiency of public hospitals in Kenya:Using data envelopment analysis. IN: Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa. African Books Collective.

Abstract

In sub Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a huge knowledge gap of health facilities' performance. The objective of this study was to measure relative technical efficiencies of 54 public hospitals in Kenya using the data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique. Fourteen (26%) of the public hospitals were found to be technically inefficient. The study singled out the inefficient hospitals and provided the magnitudes of specific input reductions or output increases needed to attain technical efficiency.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: DEA,Health efficiency,Hospital efficiency,Medicine(all)
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Published Date: 2013-01-01
Authors: Kirigia, Joses M.
Emrouznejad, Ali ( 0000-0001-8094-4244)
Sambo, Luis G.

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